10 Dollars, United States, 1933

Description (Brief):

One (1) 10 dollar coin

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United States, 1933

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Obverse Image: Left-facing Liberty wearing a feather headdress, 13 stars along top edge of coin.

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Obverse Text: LIBERTY / 1933

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Reverse Image: Eagle with wings folded standing on bundle of arrows and branch.

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Reverse Text: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / E PLURIBUS UNUM / IN GOD WE TRUST / TEN DOLLARS

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General Information: A departure from older standards is found on the edge of the piece, where 48 raised stars are arranged signifying the states of the Union, instead of there being a lettered or reeded edge. A few dozen of these coins were released into circulation at the beginning of 1933. Only a handful remain today, the rest being melted.

Date Made: 1933

Mint: U.S. Mint, PhiladelphiaDesigner: Saint-Gaudens, Augustus

Location: Currently not on view

Place Of Issue: United States

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, Coins, Currency and Medals, Josiah K. Lilly Jr. Collection

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Related Web Publication: http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm

Related Publication: Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms

Credit Line: Estate of Josiah K. Lilly

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.68.159.0334Accession Number: 283645Catalog Number: 68.159.0334

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: gold (overall metal)0 (overall die axis)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall: 27 mm; 1 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-235c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1090310

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